| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Beaver County man accused of growing marijuana

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

A Beaver County man was arrested on Thursday after state police said they found a marijuana grow operation at his home in Big Beaver.

Kenneth Lee Vernon, 41, was charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana and related crimes.

Troopers said they went to his home shortly before noon and were greeted with “an overwhelming odor of marijuana ... coming from inside the residence.” They said they found 61 live plants, five pounds of harvested marijuana and paraphernalia used in the grow operation.

Troopers, who said they obtained a search warrant before entering the home, said they also seized a 12-gauge shotgun.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Elizabeth Forward wins seesaw battle over Yough
  2. Roundup: Uncle Charley’s Sausage expands sales to Maryland, Virginia; SABMiller meets with investors amid takeover bid; more
  3. Pirates say goodbye to veteran leaders Burnett, Ramirez
  4. Feds aim to bring Chinese military leaders to Pittsburgh for trial
  5. South Fayette extends winning streak in dominating fashion
  6. Gorman: WPIAL must answer with power move
  7. Cole working to become Penguins’ next Martin on defense
  8. Opposing TEs Miller, Gates took differing paths to greatness
  9. NFL notebook: Cardinals to stay in W.Va. ahead of Steelers game
  10. West Mifflin limits chances for Laurel Highlands, wins 28-17
  11. Steelers notebook: Starting DEs not leaving the field